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Why New York Yankees Didn’t Bid on Cuban Defector Rusney Castillo
August 24th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
While the New York Yankees were heavily involved in scouting Rusney Castillo from day one, they were not one of the teams to make the Cuban outfielder an offer. ***PHOTO1*** Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees didn't even place a bid, despite reports to the contrary saying...

Boston Red Sox Favorites for Rusney Castillo; Yankees Falling Out of Picture
August 22nd, 2014 at 10:14 AM
There is plenty of competition for Cuban-born outfielder Rusney Castillo, but it appears the Boston Red Sox are trying vigorously to sign him and are emerging as the favorites in the sweepstakes. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Red Sox are still "heavily involved" and are attempting to beat out...

Robinson Cano Talks About Leaving New York Yankees for Seattle Mariners
August 22nd, 2014 at 9:49 AM
With October baseball rapidly approaching, Robinson Cano still doesn't regret leaving the sputtering New York Yankees for the Seattle Mariners. ***PHOTO1*** And why would he? After all, the Mariners gave him more money and are now in the hunt for a playoff spot as they sit just a half game back of...

Rusney Castillo Contract Could Be Worth $50-60 Million; Yankees Seen as Finalists
August 20th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
As was expected, the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes has become a mess of rumors and speculation that hasn't come to an end just yet. ***PHOTO1*** Yesterday, it looked like Castillo was going to the Chicago Cubs, per ESPN's Buster Olney. Two folks involved in the Rusney Castillo bidding view the Cubs as the most...

Cuban Free Agent Rusney Castillo Likely to Sign with Chicago Cubs, not New York Yankees: Report
August 19th, 2014 at 6:42 PM
It looks like the Chicago Cubs, not the Philadelphia Phillies, may have appeared to be the new front runners to land Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. ***VIDEO1*** Buster Olney of ESPN reported on Tuesday night that the Cubs appear to be the team to land Castillo, beating out five other teams for his...

Rusney Castillo ‘Moving Quickly’ to Sign; Reports Differ on Favorite to Land Him
August 18th, 2014 at 8:34 PM
Rusney Castillo was expected to make a decision on which team to sign with this week and the Cuban defector is trying to work as quickly as possible to make that decision. ***PHOTO1*** Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald has the latest: Heard Cuban OF/INF Rusney Castillo is moving quickly toward a decision....

Rusney Castillo Decision May Come Next Week; New York Yankees “Major Players”
August 15th, 2014 at 5:35 PM
The finish line is rapidly approaching for the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes. ***PHOTO1*** Along with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees are viewed as one of the "major players" for the 27-year-old Cuban defector, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post: But chance to sign 27-yr-old without draft...

New York Yankees Have Deadline to Offer Rusney Castillo a Contract
August 12th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
The New York Yankees have until the end of the week to offer a contract to Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo if they have not done so already. ***VIDEO1*** George A. King III of the New York Post has the latest: If the Yankees want in on the bidding war for Rusney Castillo, they will...

MLB Rumors: Orioles not Interested in Brian Roberts After Release from Yankees
August 12th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Many people have speculated that second baseman Brian Roberts was on his way back to the Baltimore Orioles after being designated for assignment and then released by the New York Yankees, but it doesn't look like that will happen. ***VIDEO1*** Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Orioles are...

New York Yankees Officially Release Brian Roberts on Saturday; was DFA’ed on July 31
August 9th, 2014 at 12:36 PM
When the New York Yankees traded Kelly Johnson to the Boston Red Sox for Stephen Drew at the trade deadline on July 31, it was the beginning of the end for Brian Robert' tenure in the Bronx. ***VIDEO1*** After the trade for Drew, Roberts got designated for assignment by the Yankees less...

Rusney Castillo, New York Yankees Ready to Talk Contract After Private Workout
August 9th, 2014 at 9:48 AM
After holding a private workout for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on Friday, the New York Yankees are interested in talking about a contract with the 27-year-old—but as a second baseman. ***VIDEO1*** That is according to George A. King III of The New York Post, who says the Yankees are one of the...

Brendan Ryan Makes Leaping Stop, Finishes with Ridiculous Barehanded Grab (Video)
August 5th, 2014 at 9:11 PM
New York Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan got the start at second base on Tuesday night versus the Detroit Tigers and didn't disappoint after making a fantastic grab that ended with him catching the ball with his bare hand. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers batter was J.D. Martinez, and the outfielder got some good wood...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Targeted Mariners’ Dustin Ackley at Trade Deadline Before Landing Martin Prado
August 3rd, 2014 at 2:41 PM
Ever since losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, the New York Yankees have always had their eyes on Dustin Ackley; especially since he can play all over the baseball diamond. ***VIDEO1*** A second basemen by trade, Ackley can play first base, second base, left field, center field and can DH from time...

Stephen Drew Makes Fantastic Flip Play at 2nd Base for New York Yankees (Video)
August 2nd, 2014 at 6:54 PM
Who said Stephen Drew couldn't play second base? ***VIDEO1*** One of the newest New York Yankee infielders had never played at second base in the major leagues a day in his life before Friday, but on Saturday versus the Boston Red Sox he made a great athletic play that ended in a...

Stephen Drew Goes 0-for-4 in New York Yankees Debut; Lose to Boston Red Sox 4-3
August 2nd, 2014 at 12:32 AM
On Friday night, Stephen Drew would be playing in front of the typical crowd at Fenway Park that he would normally play in front of during the 2014 season. Only this time, it was in a different uniform. ***VIDEO1*** Fresh off being traded to the New York Yankees in exchange for Kelly...

Stephen Drew to Make Debut for New York Yankees Vs. Boston Red Sox on Friday; Will Bat 8th in Lineup
August 1st, 2014 at 4:31 PM
Just 24 hours after being traded from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees, Stephen Drew will make his debut for the Yankees, and ironically enough, he will be playing against his old team in his debut. ***VIDEO1*** The lienup was released by Yankees manager Joe Girardi just hours before...

Stephen Drew Comments on Trade to New York Yankees and Playing Second Base
August 1st, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Stephen Drew spoke to the media for the first time since being traded from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees, which was quite the surprise deal considering it was on nobody's radar and it happened between two rivals. ***VIDEO1*** The first obvious question he was asked and answered was...

New York Yankees Trade with Boston Red Sox for Stephen Drew; First Deal Since 1997
August 1st, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Ever since the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in 1919, deals between the teams have been few and far between. Yesterday's trade of Stephen Drew for Kelly Johnson marks the first swap between the two franchises since 1997. ***VIDEO1*** For the two teams to  make a...

Martin Prado, Stephen Drew Trades Make Rob Refsnyder’s Future with Yankees Cloudy
August 1st, 2014 at 7:20 AM
Hot-hitting New York Yankees prospect Rob Refsnyder's chances at making it to the big leagues in 2014 were already slim, but the acquisitions of Stephen Drew and Martin Prado have sealed the deal for this season and maybe next as well. ***VIDEO1*** General manager Brian Cashman has already said his wish was...

New York Yankees Designate Brian Roberts for Assignment to Make Room for Stephen Drew
July 31st, 2014 at 4:58 PM
The New York Yankees have parted ways with second baseman Brian Roberts in order to make room for the newly acquired Stephen Drew. ***VIDEO1*** Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has the latest: Drew is replacing Brian Roberts, who will be DFA — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 31, 2014 Roberts' age really showed in 2014 as he...